The astronomer Ptolemy chronicled four dozen constellations, with Lyra being one. On a more exclusive basis, Turquoise Yachts developed Lyra for cruising customers craving something different. With a proven hull form, the megayacht takes a fresh approach in her layout, as well as volume. Measuring 210 feet (64 meters), Lyra employs a hull design from
Mehmet Karabeyoglu (pictured, above left) established Turkey-based Turquoise Yachts, then known as Proteksan Turquoise, in 1997. Since that time, about 30 megayachts have emerged under the Proteksan Turquoise and Turquoise Yachts brands, under his watch. Come July, Karabeyoglu is stepping down as CEO. A veteran of the yachting industry, Patrik von Sydow (below) will assume
“Classical elegance” are the watchwords for the latest new contract for Turquoise Yachts. The Turkish shipyard spent the last days of 2018 finalizing the sale details with the owners. Although the yacht name and the owner’s identity are confidential for now, the shipyard can reveal a number of details about this 74M Vallicelli design. Vallicelli
To call a megayacht design a quantum leap for a company may sound like hyperbole. However, The Quantum yacht concept that Ken Freivokh created with Turquoise Yachts is about as far from any other project from the builder looks-wise as you can get. It further boasts some big thinking for amenities to make the guests’
In just over two weeks, the Monaco Yacht Show will bring together nearly 600 exhibitors from around the world. They represent megayacht builders and designers, gear suppliers, marinas, and more. Of course, thousands of visitors attend, too. The event is superyacht-specific, with approximately 120 vessels in the water. One-third are making their global debuts, too.
The newest, and largest, megayacht from Turquoise Yachts is still in the yard’s home country of Turkey. But, she’s officially in her owner’s hands. Go will soon be visiting other ports of call throughout the Mediterranean, too, on her maiden voyage. A flurry of confetti heralded Go’s launch in March. The 253-footer (77-meter) celebrated that